Dramatic North Cornwall

North Cornwall's wild and rugged coastline is often considered to be one of the most beautiful in the British Isles and so it's hardly surprising that landscape photographers from far and wide are drawn here. It is a stunning region, home to many areas of outstanding natural beauty, and full of photographic opportunities.

With its wonderful sandy coves, spectacular panoramic views, and crashing Atlantic waves, the North Cornish Coastline is a popular destination, but at this time of year, much quieter. The light too, at this time is softer and can be very dramatic, lending itself to some fabulous sunsets.

Together we will explore some of the finest locations in the area including the photogenic harbour at Boscastle, the fascinating geology at nearby Crackington Haven and the incredible rock stacks and panoramic views at Bedruthen Steps, where we can also enjoy the many photographic opportunities the beach has to offer. We will also photograph the lighthouse at Trevose Head and spend time at lesser known Porthcothan, home to a number of interesting rock formations.

Trebarwith Strand with its vast cliffs, fine golden sand and the much photographed Gull rock, is another location we hope to visit. If time allows, we will also venture inland to the magical Golithia Falls; a series of spectacular cascades running through a steep-sided, ancient, wooded valley on the upper reaches of the River Fowey.

Our base here will be charming Old Mill House bed and breakfast; a 16th century former Corn Mill situated in the pretty hamlet of Little Petherick. Just minutes from Padstow, it is ideally located to allow us to explore this fabulous part of Cornwall.

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Workshop Fact File

  • Location

  • Padstow, North West Cornwall

  • Dates

  • October 11th - 14th

  • Tutor/s

  • Sarah Howard

  • Max group Size

  • 8

  • Principle Photographic Locations

  • Boscastle, Porthcothan, Crackington Haven, Bedruthen Steps, Trevose Head lighthouse, Trevone Bay, Trebarwith Strand, Golitha Falls.

  • What's included?

  • 3 full days of photographic tuition and demonstrations, all meals

  • What's Excluded?

  • Accommodation, transport to and from Cornwall, personal insurance eg: Cancellation Plan, equipment insurance, drinks from the bar

  • Recommended Accommodation

  • The Old Mill House , Little Petherick PL27 7QT

  • What will I learn on location?

  • Appropriate camera settings (semi auto & manual), working with the available light, composition techniques, lens choice, understanding depth of field & focusing, exposure and use of the histogram, using filters, controlling water movement

  • Image critiques

  • 2

  • Ability level

  • Suitable for all

  • Fitness level

  • Moderate - good - some uphill walking, beach boulders & potential slippery rocks to navigate

  • Cost

  • £460

  • Deposit

  • £100

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